An innovative concept
Eric Bruneel began the success story of the NEEL shipyard, after years of active ocean racing. With the construction of a highly innovative 50′ trimaran prototype, with which he sailed an Atlantic round and after a convincing test phase, fundamentally revolutionised trimaran design. Thanks to the collaboration with two internationally renowned multihull designers, Michel Joubert and Bernard Nivelt, inspiring offshore trimarans with outstanding sailing performance and an absolutely revolutionary space utilisation concept, the *loft on floats*, were created.
The NEEL-TRIMARANS design was developed. Awarded the title of “most innovative boat USA 2013”, the NEEL 45 design conquered the multihull scene and was built until the last build number 28 in 2020, before being replaced by the NEEL 47 and NEEL 43 designs. The shipyard and workforce grew with success and now the La Rochelle yard delivers three trimarans a month. The design palette ranges from the luxurious NEEL 65 ocean cruiser to the NEEL 43 trimaran. The NEEL 51 was awarded the titles “Europe’s Yacht of the Year” and “Multihull of the Year” in 2018 and “Boat of the Year” in the USA in 2019. cat sale continuously manages new builds of all current NEEL TRIMARANS designs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!